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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Along with Soroptimist "Dream" programs we support our local community with various projects including: 
Annual Ruby Awards & Luncheon
Community Service Awards
Staten Island Sisterhood
Guest Speaking Engagements
Monthly Service Projects including Food Drives & Holiday Toy Drives
Host Meet & Greet Networking Mixers
Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Member

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

Monthly Projects to Benefit Our Local Community

 

I Support The Girls

MARCH 2022

We will be collecting new and gently used bras to benefit I Support the Girls, an organization that allows women and folx experiencing homeless, impoverishment, or distress to stand tall with dignity

Collections will be gathered at our monthly member meeting

Purses & Personal Products

FEBRUARY 2022

This month we are collecting new and gently used purses and personal hygiene products to benefit DV survivors and guests of Amethyst House.

Collections will be gathered at our monthly member meeting

Coat Drive

JANUARY 2022

We are collecting new or gently used coats. 
Drop Off Locations:
Tina Bilcher Murphy 356 Ramona Drive SI NY 10312
Alpha/Omega Coverage Corp (M-F 9-5) 1253 Richmond Ave SI, NY 10314

Toy Drive & Coat Drive

DECEMBER 2021

We are collecting new, unwrapped toys and new or gently used coats. 
Drop Off Locations:
Tina Bilcher Murphy 356 Ramona Drive SI NY 10312
Alpha/Omega Coverage Corp (M-F 9-5) 1253 Richmond Ave SI, NY 10314
O'Henry's Publick House (toys only) 10 Minthorne St SI, NY 10301

NOVEMBER 2021

CLOSED


Our 2nd Annual Virtual Food Drive was from Oct 13 to Nov 24.  All donations went to City Harvest's Staten Island locations. 

We donated 650 lbs of fresh produce and healthy staples, about 40 more lbs than last year

OCTOBER 2021

ONGOING 

We are collecting personal and feminine hygiene products for the guests at Amethyst House. 

Amethyst House provides women with an environment independent of the destructive forces that had a negative impact on their lives. In a safe place and with time devoted solely to their recovery, women can gradually begin to develop positive patterns of interaction and enhanced coping skills.

Collection will be made at our October Meeting. 

JUNE 2021

We are collecting bedding and towels for the guests at Amethyst House. 


Amethyst House provides women with an environment independent of the destructive forces that had a negative impact on their lives. In a safe place and with time devoted solely to their recovery, women can gradually begin to develop positive patterns of interaction and enhanced coping skills.


Please drop off or send donations to Lauren Aquino at Alpha/Omega Coverage Corp 1253 Richmond Ave (before June 2nd) or Carol Lundrigan at 76 Harbour Ct (after June 2nd).  We've also provided an Amazon Wishlist below. 

MAY 2021

We are continuing to collect Target Gift Cards to benefit the Nurse-Family Partnership, a nationwide community health program that works by having specially trained nurses regularly visit young, first-time moms-to-be, starting early in the pregnancy and continuing through the child's second birthday.  


Please drop off to Jennifer Bollinger at 165 Kemball Avenue or contact her at jb4587@yahoo.com or 917-887-4878 to make arrangements for your donation.

Pajamas for Pals

Donations of new pajamas (ages 12 and up) for guests of homeless shelters

APRIL 2021

New Eyes for the Needy

Collecting used eyeglasses

MARCH 2021

Safe Horizon Family Shelter  Feminine Hygiene Product Drive

Items needed
tampons • sanitary napkins • light pads panty liner • deodorant • soap or body wash • skin lotion • toothpaste • toothbrushes • shampoo/conditioner • Comb/Brush

FEBRUARY 2021

Coat Drive (ENDED)

WINTER 20-21

126 Coats Collected for residents of Community Resources Independent Housing and St Edwards Food Pantry.
Unusable coats went to American Cancer Society for recycling program

Various Projects

2020

Despite the challenges we all faced in 2020, our club came together to help the community in a variety of projects, from sending food to first responders to a virtual food drive.

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2021 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Each year we make grants to organizations for projects that serve the needs of women and girls on Staten Island and reflect the Soroptimist values of service to the community.  The Community Service Awards complement Soroptimist International of Staten Island’s other efforts that engage in awareness, advocacy and action through the recognition of women of distinction in our community, financial aid for women in crisis, scholarships for women pursuing higher education and beginning new careers, and for youth involved in community service.  Only Staten Island-based organizations are eligible.  Organizations must be nominated by a Staten Island club member.